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St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus – Meeting Date Changed

The next regular business meeting of the Council scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th, has been moved to Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30pm in the parish hall. All members are urged to attend.

Welcome New Parishoners!

A word of welcome to new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John, Deacon Joe or Deacon Matt so that we can better serve you. We hope that you will become involved with our parish, and we look forward to your presence and participation each week. Parish contact information is here.

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 4:00am
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am 11:00am, 5:00am
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 7:00am
Saturday 8:00am
Holy Days: 7:00am and 7:00pm
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

First Friday Adoration: 7:30am to 9:00pm,
closing with Benediction
First Saturday Rosary: 8:30am
Daily Rosary: 7:30am
Divine Mercy Chaplet Friday: 3:00am

Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm to 3:45pm.
Also available other times by appointment.
Baptisms: First three Sundays of the month at 12:30pm by appointment
Marriage: arranged at least six months in advance at the Rectory

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Parish News Updates

Taunton Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Mass

A Memorial Day Mass for all those buried in the Taunton Catholic Cemeteries will be held at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 249 Whittenton Street, Taunton. Fr. Gerard Hebert will celebrate the Mass on Monday, May 28th, at 10:00am. All Parishioners are invited to attend. In addition, a clean-up of the Catholic Cemeteries will begin early on June 4, 2018, therefore if you wish to retrieve artificial decorations or potted plants, please do so by June 3, 2018. All will be removed and disposed of at the landfill; nothing will be retained at the Cemetery.

Changes In Our Faith Formation Program

For eight years Lisa Donahue has served as Director of Faith Formation here at St. Ann’s. She has served the families and the children of our parish with devotion and love. Lisa has come to the decision that now is the time for her to step down from this position. Lisa has been a joy to work with and I know she will be missed. Thankfully she’s only leaving the position and not the parish! (Stay by the phone and check your email Lisa!)

I am please to announce the Mrs. Jennifer Murphy will be our new Director of Faith Formation. In the coming weeks I will let Jennifer tell you more about herself and her family but in the meantime I can tell you she comes to us as a young mother who has experience in education and in working for the Church. I am grateful for her “yes” and I look forward to her energy, creativity and eagerness in sharing our Faith with the families and young people of our Parish. Welcome Jenn! May God bless you in your new work!

Jenn will start on May 21st and Lisa will conclude her role on May 31st. There will be a little bit of overlap so that Jenn and Lisa can work together to plan for the coming year.

Deacon Matt’s Ordination to Priesthood

The weekend of May 26th and 27th will be Deacon Matt’s last weekend with us. While he will be missed this is not a sad time but a truly happy and blessed occasion; as we know June 9th Deacon Matt will become Fr. Matt! This will be a great day for Deacon Matt, his family and the Diocese of Fall River as Deacon Matt, Deacons Dan Nunes and Juan Carlos Munoz will become priests for our Diocese. All are welcome to attend and celebrate this great event. The ordination takes place on June 9th, 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral on 2nd Street in Fall River. The Reverend Matthew Gill (Fr. Matt) will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on June 10th, 2:00pm at St. John’s Church in Attleboro – once again, all are welcome.  On June 17th Fr. Matt will celebrate the 11 am Mass here at St. Ann’s followed by a light reception in the parish center. Please join us for these great celebrations!

Let us pray for our soon to be new priests and all who are discerning a vocation to ordained ministry in our Church!

Catholic Charities Appeal 2018

We are just at the beginning of the Appeal and the initial returns are encouraging! As of this past Monday, May 14th, we have received $38,520.00 from 162 parish families. Although we are at the beginning of the Appeal, this is another example of the generosity of our parishioners. We want to thank you for your response. For those who have not yet contributed, please give careful consideration to this important diocesan endeavor. Donations may be mailed to the parish, dropped off at the Parish office, or placed in the collection basket on the weekend. For those who did not receive an envelope in the mail, they are available at the church entrances.

Faith Formation News: Please Consider Volunteering To Teach

It is that time of year when we are looking at our needs for the fall. Thank you to all of our teachers who have agreed to come back and teach next year! If any of you still have a teacher manual could you please let us know or bring it into the office. We do reuse them each year. Classes will start in September.

Volunteer Teachers Still Needed!
Grade 1 – 2 teachers needed – Meets every other Sunday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Grade 2 – 1 teachers needed – Meets every other Sunday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Grade 3 – 4 teachers needed – Meets every other Monday from 5:00pm to  6:15pm
Grade 4 – 1 teacher needed – Meets every other Monday from 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Grade 5 – 2 teachers needed – Meets every other Monday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Grade 6 – 3 teachers needed – Meets every other Monday from 6:30pm to  7:45pm

If you are interested, or have any questions for us, please contact Jenn Murphy at (508) 824-9021 or religioused@stannsraynham.org.
Thank you!

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to our high school students who are graduating in the next few weeks!
Coyle & Cassidy – Thursday, May 31st
Bristol County Agricultural – Thursday, May 31st
Bristol-Plymouth – Saturday, June 2nd
Bridgewater-Raynham – Sunday, June 3rd
Taunton High School – Sunday, June 3rd
We extend our congratulations to them, and we will keep them in our prayers as they go to college, join the workforce, or enter the service.

Coyle & Cassidy Now Enrolling

Coyle & Cassidy HS and MS in Taunton is now enrolling grades 5 to 12! CC is a great place to build a foundation for the future! Call or email us about taking a visit to our campus and getting more information. Come meet our teachers, students and members of the administration by setting up a tour. We would love to discuss our excellent curriculum, athletics, fine arts and extracurriculars! Come see how we are different and an excellent choice in education!! Call us at (508) 823-6164 or visit: www.coylecassidy.com for more info!

Knights of Columbus Annual Baby Shower

For Mothers in need and Expectant Mothers
For the entire month of May, we will be collecting baby item donations in the baskets located at the entrances of the church. All donations will go to Birth Right of Taunton & Abundant Hope of Attleboro, both are pregnancy resource centers that reache out and provides assistance to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting mothers within our Deanery. Their mission is to give hope to women who are pregnant and to let them know Life is a Precious Gift. Suggested baby items:

Disposal diapers sizes 1 to 4
small bottles of baby lotion, powder, baby shampoo
baby wipes, diaper rash ointment
bottles, baby books, maternity clothes
nursing bras, nursing pads, receiving blankets
sleepers one-piece (newborn-3 months, 3-6 months and 9-12 months)
clothing new or gently used.

For more information call please Tom Ialeggio at 508-386-2057.

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